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DIY: Deconstructed Apple Pie

After yesterday’s DIY for the Canning Jar Pie, I found myself with some extra apple pie filling and leftover dough. So, I decided to fool around with the ingredients and what I came up with had me…well, it nearly had me in tears. It is just so dang delicious. The process is similar to that of an apple cobbler, but the ingredients are still those of the classic apple pie. Deconstructed apple pie may not be the most appropriate name for it, but that’s all I got as of now. Here’s how to make it.

Deconstructed Apple Pie


  • 2 (or more) Ramekins
  • Apple Pie Filling and Pie Dough (from yesterday’s post, HERE)
  • 1-2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • Butter
  • Optional: Vanilla Ice Cream


Step #1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease interior of ramekins with butter. Scoop apple pie filling into ramekins, filling just below the rim.

Deconstructed Apple Pie Filling

Step #2: Take your remaining pie crust dough and pick apart dough into bite sized crumbles (kinda weird, yeah?). Add to a bowl and toss with brown sugar. Sprinkle little delicious dough nuggets atop the filled ramekins. You want to nearly (but not totally) cover the filling with the crumbles.

Deconstructed Apple Pie Recipe

Step #3: Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Serve warm.

Often experiments don’t yield amazing results, but this one definitely did. Fun fact: I used to make up my own recipes (before I could write) and would have my mom transcribe them onto recipe cards. My favorite one calls for two ingredients: ice cubes and sprinkles.  Not too sure what happened once those ingredients were combined…but clearly, not much has changed since those days. Still making it all up on the fly – the finished product just tastes better these days.

  1. andy jones

    August 5, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    i still love this…takes me back. i can just see
    what a sweetie PIE you were!!

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